I firmly believe that life in God and pursuing relationship with Him is meant to be thrilling.
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:9-15
He’s spoken to me about what humbly serving Him looks like in a lot of ways today. He’s met me in my physical exhaustion, convicted my heart, and walked with me. And living alongside Him, He does the same in all lives.
This morning I was able to sleep in after our beautiful “Galentines Day” last night with the roomies. We ate chocolate raspberry cake and lots of candy and wrote love letters to each other and it was so so special. I am so in awe of the very fact that I get to do life with these precious humans.
Truly not allowing myself to take these precious day of living with such God-centred, selfless, funny, compassionate women who have taught me so much. Sharing that love last night was such a special and intentional time together.
Waking up from vivid dreams– probably from all the delicious right-before-bed sugar– I spent the morning packing and getting ready for my trip tomorrow, to Winnipeg, seeing Johnny in his home of over a year for the first time, meeting his friends and getting to finally be in the place and with the people the love of my life has been living. I am so beyond excited to be with him.
After class that for whatever reason I was nodding off in, I headed to meet lovely Semara, who graciously drove me to Youth with her sister Amber as well. I’ve been getting much closer with these beautiful ladies and can truly say they are two of the most bubbly, vibrant pockets of joy in my life.
Youth tonight was so wonderful, and when Pastor Nat brought our attention to the above verse in 1 Corinthians 3, I was so immediately convicted in a number of ways I spent my time that didn’t reflect, glorify, or align with God– the Only Eternal One/Thing. Rather than feeling guilty, God spoke His love and grace over me, and drew me into Him, stirring my heart about some of the things in my life right now.
Today being the beginning of the season of Lent, I am giving up scrolling on Instagram, potentially for good, among a few other things God has convicted me of, knowing that putting them at the feet of Jesus can only be good. I’m excited for what He has in store and for what more time in prayer– and or with PEOPLE– He will use for His glory in my life.
As I think about the adventure ahead for my trip to Winnipeg, and the adventure ahead of my LIFE in Christ, I am only joyful, knowing that the glimpses I’ve gotten of the LOVE and THRILL and PASSION of our Ruler’s heart and sovereignty are perfect. He desires such fruitful living on this earth, that His Kingdom would come, and that is something to SMILE AND SHOUT FOR JOY ABOUT.